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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Address: 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
Phone Number: 315-797-0000
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection...
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection, exhibitions, and education programs presented in a famous museum building designed by Philip Johnson and a superbly restored Victorian mansion, Fountain Elms. Performing arts include international soloists and ensembles, rising stars, cinema, outdoor concerts and special events. School of Art offers a nationally accredited college program, PrattMWP, and community art classes for all ages. Art Shop Gift Gallery. Museum admission is free. Open year-round, Tues - Sat 10 – 5, Sun 1 - 5.
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This small museum punches way above its weight for being in a small, central NY city. An outstanding collection of mid-century American art, including Pollock, Hopper, and Rothko... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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New Hartford, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This small museum punches way above its weight for being in a small, central NY city. An outstanding collection of mid-century American art, including Pollock, Hopper, and Rothko, plus Picasso, Kandinsky, Gris, and others. The building is by the great modernist architect Philip Johnson. It doesn't take a long time to see -- maybe an hour or so tops, but... More 

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auburn, ny, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The museum is very open and roomy. You will find a nice flow of exhibits from the ground floor. Nicely put together. There is no fee but contributions are welcome. We paid for and viewed the Monet to Matise exhibit. It was fabulous. The other galleries flow as well. We had lunch at the cafe.. Excellent food and pairings. The... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A real gem in the Mohawk Valley city of Utica..World class exhibits always on display..Currently Monet through Matisse, an exhibit that we first saw in Florida..Small, but choice...Also, the permanent exhibit in and of itself is worth a stop...The adjoining Fountain Elms is a beautifully restored home of the original M-W-P families with period furnishings from the famous Utica families... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Saw the exhibit on age of French Impressionism ... from Monet, Matisse, Degas Renoir, Toulouse Letrec .... Hidden gem in Utica, NY museum! Definitely stop in to see these artists paintings!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Like museums from the Met to the Art Institute of Chicago on down, the MWP is mounting an impressionist paintings show to bring in the masses. From reading the other reviews, it's working. But if you know something about art, skip the impressionists and look at the permanent collection. Along with the Wadsworth Athenaeum, it's one of the finest regional... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

a Phillip Johnson bldg. houses a sampling of art which creates an interesting stroll and conversation. numerous "ash can school" paintings, some hudson river valley examples, sprinklings of period and styles; and at the moment, some impressionist loans vie for attention with the extensive collection of high style watches, tiffany period crystal and mohawk valley stone ware, among other things.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a lovely small museum with an excellent collection of twentieth century painting. Although lacking the masterpieces found in larger, big-city museums, the Munson-WIlliams-Proctor has significant examples from many of the 20th century's outstanding artists. Be sure to visit all floors; you'll find some hidden gems. The current Monet to Matisse exhibit is excellently curated with very helpful short... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My wife and I visited here for the first time today to see the "Monet to Matisse" exhibit. We were glad that we made the time to drive here and see it. The exhibit was nicely laid out. We could say the same for the rest of the museum. It is a well-rounded collection. The attached Elms Fountain mansion and... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Lovely museum with some fine pieces in the permanent collection-went for the Impressionist exhibit which was awesome-so nice to see these pieces in a smaller scale museum where you can really enjoy them. I would love to go back and see this exhibit again! Viva Gaston La Touche!!!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Enjoyed an afternoon viewing the Monet to Matisse exhibit at the Museum, as well as, student art work and permanent collection pieces. Very impressive three stories of sculpture, paintings, fibre arts and photography. Well worth the time to go. Also tour the former private home with its period antiques and decor.

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